Jacksons Show Gardens
Jacksons Show Gardens opening 18th May - come and get some inspiration...
The NEW Jacksons Show Gardens for 2013
are opening on Saturday 18th May* 10.00am - 4.00pm
It was likened to a diminutive Chelsea Flower Show and amazingly it’s now into its fourth year. With two exciting new gardens and seven show gardens in total to see, at Jacksons Head Office at Stowting, it should be well worth a visit.
Two of the show gardens from the first year of the competition have given way to new young blood. The Seaside garden will become the Sanctuary garden, by winning designer Joanne Winn. This part of the competition was sponsored this year by market leading computer 3D imaging software "Vectorworks" as used by many garden designers and landscape architects. The image seen here is a computer generated image of the Sanctuary garden created in the Vectorworks programme.
The second new show garden is a reworking of the Float garden, previously designed by RHS medal winner Heather Appleton. This stunning redesign, has a sensitive and imaginative new planting scheme by competition winner, David Magner, which gives the garden a whole new feel.
Visit and get some inspiration for your own garden projects - meet the garden designers and talk to them about their winning designs and chat over your garden ideas. See Jacksons range of fantastic fencing, gates, pergolas, decking and talk to key suppliers of the show gardens about their products.
And for those with more than gardens on their mind there is a host of treats to sample from the farmers' market, with local food, drink and produce, including cider, cakes, cheese, preserves, fudge, baked items, venison burgers and more. It will also be possible to take a tour of Jacksons manufacturing workshops.
Visitors on the day will also get a sneak preview of the new Whitefriars Show Garden, by Lisa Feurtado, this was also part of the Jacksons design competition, entrants were tasked with coming up with a successful design to replace the lovely Zone installed in whitefriars square last year. The winning design - Shadow garden is to be installed in Canterbury city centre on the 15th June.
FREE parking and admission - bad weather cover available. Free prize draw too.
click here for directions and more information.
Do you fancy having the Tikki hut from the Seaside garden in your own garden?
Quite a lot of people do, so to be fair we are holding an auction with items like the hut available to bid for. For more info have a look at the Show Gardens auction page.
Jacksons Fencing Stowting Common Ashford Kent TN25 6BN
From M20 J11, take B2068 towards Canterbury & follow signs
From Canterbury take B2068 towards Hythe turn right at the Jet garage
*After this the gardens can be visited during Jacksons normal opening hours.
For more info call 0800 408 2234